The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South West / Dorset
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.76% 1.98% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.24% 9.80% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £413 £148 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +179.66% -60.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.66% +17.18%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 29 51 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 21.80% 20.16% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 14
Median daily rate £348 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £141 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.66% +87.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Dorset

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Dorset

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wimborne - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Symantec
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) SCOM
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
1 5 (100.00%) AirWatch
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Aerospace

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) AirWatch
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) SCOM
1 5 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 5 (100.00%) Symantec